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The Wellington Regional Stadium Trust (WRST) has appointed Delaware North as the food service provider for Westpac Stadium. Delaware North will partner with Wellington Hospitality Group (WHG) to manage and deliver catering services at the Stadium from April 2018.
Delaware North Sportservice is the oldest name in sports hospitality and one of the leading food service and retail management companies in sports. At Westpac Stadium, they will provide food and beverage services in concessions, corporate boxes, catering and premium areas, as well as non-event day functions.
Said Westpac Stadium CEO Shane Harmon “Delaware North is one of the leading hospitality service providers in the world and boast a high-calibre resume of clients and a great reputation for success. We look forward to working together to create new and innovative hospitality offerings that will enhance the experience for all our patrons here at Westpac Stadium”.
Delaware North Sportservice operates in more than 50 sports stadiums, ballparks and arenas around the world, including Etihad Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, London’s Wembley Stadium, MetLife Stadium (United States) and the Singapore Sports Hub. They are also the food service partner at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Said Justin Cavenett, Operations Director at Delaware North Sportservice, “We are delighted to have been awarded the opportunity to partner with Westpac Stadium, New Zealand’s premier multi-purpose stadium. Our global expertise, combined with our local knowledge, positions us to deliver special experiences to Westpac Stadium’s fans and guests.”
Supporting Delaware North on this endeavour is Wellington Hospitality Group (WHG), Wellington's leading and fastest growing hospitality group. Passionate about the city, and possessing an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the local food scene, WHG was a natural fit to partner with Delaware North.
WHG Director Jamie Williams said his company was excited by the opportunity.
“At WHG we are passionate about a thriving Wellington and we are excited to work alongside Westpac Stadium and Delaware North to bring a uniquely Wellington offering to sports and event fans”.
WHG will support Delaware North in a number of areas including menu design, staffing and training.
The appointment will also mark the end of the Stadium’s long-standing relationship with Spotless which dates back to 2002. WRST would like to acknowledge the hard work of Spotless and its staff in servicing over 8 million patrons over the period.
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants and airports. With approximately US$3B in annual revenue, the company’s 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, at www.DelawareNorth.com.
About Wellington Hospitality Group
Wellington Hospitality Group is the fastest growing independently-owned hospitality company in the country with 18 different venues. WHG’s portfolio includes Munchen, Bethel Woods, Coene’s, Khandallah Trading Co, Trentham Mess Hall and the Brew’d bars, along with their Black and Gold venue and event management team.